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San Youth Launch Inspirational Booklet on Education

With this booklet we hope to motivate and inspire the next generation of San learners and students to follow in the footsteps of the role models from various San communities in Namibia and Botswana presented here, who have persevered in their personal journeys of academic

Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment

Natural Justice (Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) is an international collective of legal practitioners, established in South Africa in January 2007, with the vision of using the law to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is achieved through the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples (IP) and local communities. Natural Justice’s mission is to facilitate the full and effective participation of local communities in the development and implementation of law and policy that impacts biodiversity and their associated cultural heritage.

Legal Assistance Center (LAC)

The LAC was founded in 1988 as a public interest law centre, is a registered Trust, and is the only Namibian organisation presently active in this field in Namibia. The Legal Assistance Trust’s Board of Trustees, consisting of acting judges, lawyers and other experts, oversees the work and finances of the LAC. The LAC operates with the consent and support of the Law Society of Namibia and its lawyers are all members of the Law Society of Namibia, which is a requirement by law.

The Letloa Trust

The Letloa (meaning ‘net’) Trust is the lead organisation of the Kuru Family of Organisations (KFO). It exists to give strategic direction to the KFO and to build the capacity of its members. It achieves this by providing technical, institutional, financial management, and fundraising support to the member organisations that make up the KFO. Letloa’s Board, which is made up of representatives of boards of member organisationsm, and founder members of the KFO, gives overall direction and vision to the organisation.

The Tsoro-o-tso San Development Trust

The Tsoro-o-tso San Development Trust (Trust Deed number MA 0000105/2014) is a registered Trust that advocates for and facilitates the development of the Tshwao/San people of South western Zimbabwe. For the past seven years, TSDT has been working to uplift the lives of the marginalised San communities and, despite a desperate lack of resources, is currently the only organisation dedicated to the needs of the San in Zimbabwe.

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!Kung Victory over Land Grabs

The High Court of Namibia delivered a ruling which represents a critical legal victory for the !Kung and Ju/’oan (San) communities living in the N≠a Jaqna and Nyae Nyae conservancies in North East Namibia.

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